The Canadian federal election, held this week, looks to be a close contest. The National Post meanwhile spots a thoughtful social critic at a rally for the Conservative leader, Stephen Harper:
Outside, about 15 protesters warned of eroded equality under a socially right-wing regime.
"Like Hitler? Love Harper. Respect the Charter of Rights," said a sign held by Edmonton resident Rob Wells.
"You're sick," he was repeatedly told by Conservative supporters who filed into the conference centre.
Wells defended the provocative placard, comparing Harper's penchant for military buildup and socially conservative values to Adolf Hitler's early policies in the 1930s.